MEDICAID AND MEDICARE SURGEONS LIST!
On a daily basis we get calls from members in desperate need of surgeons that will accept Medicaid and or Medicare for Bariatric surgery. It breaks our hearts when we have to say "we don't know of any surgeons in your state we can refer you to".
Can you please help us? If you know of any surgeons in your state that accepts Medicaid and or Medicare, will you list their:
If they accept Medicare and or Medicaid
This list will remain here for our members to access and use.
Thank you so much!!!
Don't rush yourself.
As a Nurse Anesthetist, I really dread when patients are fast tracked and full and complete workup is not done. This is a major surgery and can get extremely complicated in a heart beat. It's what we don't know about you that can get us into trouble.
Relax and jump through the hoops. It is frustrating but worth it in the end. Use this time to educate yourself, loose some weight to shrink you liver-- it makes the surgeons job much easier. I find when my surgeon isn't struggling, I am not either.
Hope this helps.
BTW I am now 10 days post-op. I waited 8 yrs on my surgeon.
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be, before you can actually become that person.
This ticker indicates the weight loss from my highest point
DR. HORNBOSTEL ACCEPTS MEDICARE, BUT DOES NOT ACCEPT REGULAR MEDICAID. I CALLED HIS OFFICE YESTERDAY AND HE DID ONE OF MY SISTERS SURGERY (RNY) AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS RNY. MO BARIARICS IN COLUMBIA IS THE ONLY ONE THAT I KNOW OF THAT ACCEPTS MEDICAID. JANET
My suggestion was to call the information number on the back of their Medicare/Medicaid card. I found that the people at these telephone numbers are very helpful in telling you which doctors take their card.
I found Dr. Hornbostel through the people at the Medicare telephone line. I am glad that I did because my life is so much different now. Call the number on the back of your insurance card! These people are trained to help you. If you do not get the answers that you need, then wait 10 minutes and call back. Keep trying until you find an individual that can help you. That is what they get paid to do. They are there for us. This works for all insurance companies as well. God Bless you all and good luck.
Craig Lee Watts
"Reach Out & Touch The Lord As He Goes By"
426 lbs Starting weight
212 lbs Goal Weight
159lbs AS OF 05,18.2013_______________________
267lbs PRAISE GOD.....
on 2/18/08 11:36 am
on 4/9/13 6:41 am
My sister used him, had complications, called his office said she hadn't been able to hold anything down for over 24 hrs (even sips of water) and was in extreme pain.. Was told you probably ate something that didn't agree with you if it's not better in a couple of days call us back. Needless to say she never made that call because she was dead by then. this was 56 days after surgery and 6 days after her 50th birthday. She left behind 5 children (2 grown and 3 newly adopted small children)
Be very careful if you use this dr. (there was another of his patients who died from the same cir****tances.)
Dr Arthur Hawes plastic surgeon 417-8753246
3555 S. National, Springfield , MO.
accepts medicare and other insurances for tummy tucks , breast augumations other skin removal if medically needed. like rashes, back aches, etc.
GOD BLESS YOU TODAY
I was just at Dr Arthur Hawes office on the 24, Yes he does take Medicare, but Medicare WILL NOT pay for a tummy tucks or a breast augumentions. The insurance lady says Medicare will only pay for a breast augumentation if is because of cancer. Medicare will however pay for a panniculectomy, which is the lower part of your stomach, which I have had done by Dr Hawes. He and his staff are the greatest.
Thanks for looking
If you are needing a ride to a doctor you can call them 3 days before to schedule a trip.
I turned in a letter of medical necessity from my pcp to be sure I could get a ride.
The doctor just need's to fax it to 1-866-269-8875
I'm really not for sure if they really need the letter so you might call the number above, I just wanted to turn one in to be on the safe side.
I have had 2 different drivers so far and they have both been great.
If He bring's you to it.... He will bring you through it.